Photo Challenge: Bridge

The “big boy” bridge around here is the Golden Gate. It dwarfs all others in snaps per person. It bridges San Francisco with Marin County, California. You can get good views from many angles both north and south of the gate. Here are some shots I happened to take over the past two days while out with my kids being tourists in The City. Thanks Cheri Lucas Rowlands for making this an easy bridge for me to cross.

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That Sinking Feeling…

Appraisers can get a little geeky when it comes to what we find interesting… Here’s an article I penned on the Millennium Tower in San Francisco for the NorCal Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.


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Photo Challenge: Transient

Drifting along on my path through the universe I find all to be transient

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Photo Challenge: Focus

With all the events that bombard us each day it is often difficult to keep focus. David W. suggested we focus on the, “…style and composition of the shot you’re trying to create.” Two days ago, I snapped a couple of pictures at one of my favorite overlooks on Portola Drive in San Francisco. The setting provides a lovely view of downtown. When it’s hazy, however, it’s not a splendid view so you have to work with what you’ve got. Some days, I find it’s better to focus on something other than the big picture.

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This week Krista Stevens suggested we capture something, “Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.” Even a lifetime of 100 years is an evanescent moment in the history of the universe. Imagine how these roses feel!

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Taking a photo with a camera is all about reflections. We need light to reflect off an object or a place or a person to get those sensors buzzing. Here are a few reflections from the last few weeks that got me thinking about how to respond to Nancy Thanki’s weekly photo challenge. Enjoy!

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Everything’s Coming Up…

…Rosey. Recent San Francisco Bay Area Home Price Data Here. Flower shot taken at the California Nursery Historical Park, Fremont, California.


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